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146 SHIPPING PRACTICE
5. Neither the carrier nor the ship shall in any event be or
become liable for any loss or damage to or in connection with
goods in an amount exceeding £100 per package or unit, or
the equivalent of that sum in other currency, unless the nature
and value of such goods have been declared by the shipper
before shipment and inserted in the bill of lading.
This declaration if embodied in the bill of lading shall be
prima facie evidence, but shall not be binding or conclusive
on the carrier.
By agreement between the carrier, master or agent of the
carrier and the shipper another maximum amount than that
mentioned in this paragraph may be fixed, provided that such
maximum shall not be less than the figure above named.
Neither the carrier nor the ship shall be responsible in any
event for loss or damage to or in connection, with goods if the
nature or value thereof has been knowingly misstated by the
shipper in the bill of lading.
6. Goods of an inflammable, explosive or dangerous nature
to the shipment whereof the carrier, master or agent of the
carrier, has not consented, with knowledge of their nature and
character, may at any time before discharge be landed at any
place or destroyed or rendered innocuous by the carrier without
compensation, and the shipper of such goods shall be liable for
all damages and expenses directly or indirectly arising out of
or resulting from such shipment.
If any such goods shipped with such knowledge and consent
shall become a danger to the ship or cargo, they may in like
manner be landed at any place or destroyed or rendered
innocuous by the carrier without liability on the part of the
cirrier except to general average, if any.
Article V. Surrender of Rights and Immunities, and Increase
of Responsibilities and Liabilities
A carrier shall be at liberty to surrender in whole or in part
all or any of his rights and immunities or to increase any of
his responsibilities and liabilities under the Rules contained
in any of these Articles, provided such surrender or increase
shall be embodied in the bill of lading issued to the shipper.
The provisions of these Rules shall not be applicable to
charter-parties, but if bills of lading are issued in the case of a
ship under a charter-party they shall comply with the terms of
these Rules. Nothing in these Rules shall be held to prevent
the insertion in a bill of lading of any lawful provision regarding
Article VI. Special Conditions
Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding Articles, a
carrier, master or agent of the carrier, and a shipper shall in
regard to any particular goods be at liberty to enter into any
agreement in any terms as to the responsibility and liability of